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Karen Ciral
American actress

Karen Ciral

Karen Ciral
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Intro American actress
Was Actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 23 March 1945, Riverside County, United States of America
Death 27 July 1979, Los Angeles, United States of America (aged 34 years)
Star sign Aries
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Karen Ciral (1945-1979) was an American film and television actress active in the 1960s and 1970s.

Early life

Ciral was born on 23 March 1945, in Riverside, California. She moved to Hollywood as a young teenager to pursue a career in acting.


Ciral made her acting debut in 1966, appearing as "Sally Lamb" in the film, The Undertaker and His Pals. The following year, in 1967, she was case as "Lana Boland" in Russ Meyer-directed film, Good Morning... and Goodbye!

In 1976, she made a guest appearance in television episode "Can't Win for Losin'" of the television series, Baretta.

She was last seen playing a minor role in Robert Mulligan-directed file, Bloodbrothers (1978.)

Personal life

Shortly before her death in 1979, Ciral got engaged to John Callahan, a musician from Portland Maine, who had moved to Los Angeles from Portland, Maine. They had met in 1975.

This was going to be her second marriage. Her first marriage with William Russell Jones, from 1959 to 1965, ended in a divorce.


In June 1979, Ciral, while driving to an audition in Los Angeles, was hit head on by a drunk driver. She died the  following month, on July 27, following an an accidental overdose of phenobarbital, which she was prescribed for seizures after the accident.


1966The Undertaker and His PalsMovieJames Westmoreland
1967Good Morning... and Goodbye!MovieRuss MeyerAlaina CapriStuart Lancaster
1969The Cycle SavagesMovieBruce DernMelody PattersonChris Robinson (actor)
1969Some Kind of a NutuncreditedGarson KaninDick Van DykeAngie DickinsonRosemary Forsyth
1972Love, Swedish StyleMovie
1976BarettaTV SeriesRobert BlakeTom EwellMichael D. Roberts
1977Police StoryTV SeriesScott BradyDon Meredith
1978FMMovieJohn A. AlonzoMichael BrandonEileen BrennanAlex Karras
1978BloodbrothersMovieRobert MulliganRichard Price (writer)Walter NewmanPaul SorvinoTony Lo BiancoRichard Gere
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